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Creating Sanctuary: Toward the Evolution of Sane Societies
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Her own compassionate experiences and willingness to enter into the depths of human suffering among the mentally ill, her willingness to see the evidence of conventional wisdom failing thereby exploding her comfortable paradigms has created a new path to wellness. She presents a path to wellness and healing not only for the mentally ill and those who care for them, but also for our society.
I do not have degrees in psychology or medicine, but only years of working with homeless addicts and alcoholics as a lay person. Having walked with and lived with very sick people through the maze of social services available, medical care treatments, criminal justice systems, addiction recovery systems, family systems, I have seen how complex and widespread is the dysfunction of our society. Trauma Informed Care, as presented in Creating Sanctuary is a most reasonable answer, a "must read" for anyone who wants to understand what is happening not only to the "them" but to us as a society.
"Creating Sanctuary: Toward the evolution of Sane Societies" is scholarly enough for textbook study, deeply cross referenced in supporting studies to support a new vision. I intend to read this several times to allow the many nuances of understanding saturate my mind more fully.
My love of Christian spiritual values wants a clearer link to spiritual healing, Dr. Bloom does not discount spiritual values, and it is easy to see the correlations to spiritual principles through out the book. Bill W.Read more ›
The author obviously believes in treating patients with tremendous dignity and respect. While this program is mainly inpatient focused to benefit those of us who are unfortunate enough to need more than a little help in carrying our life's baggage, as it were, reading this book makes very clear to me the way in which many situations I faced as a child effect my adult life that I have never really completely understood. The author says, in the most compassionate and definitive way, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT! The author should be commended for her fine work and that of her team of obviously exceptional and gifted health care providers. The author must be one of the "real doctors" in todays environment, and they are darned hard to find.
Sandra Bloom emphasizes the need for safety in ALL THREE of her books--a subject which is sadly neglected by authors pushing quick solutions and promises of healing. Another book which describes the dangers of talk therapy and exposure for victims of severe trauma and recommends safe alternatives is Invisible Heroes: Survivors of Trauma and How They Heal by Belleruth Naparstek.
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The earth is not flat, the king is naked and the impact of trauma can no longer be denied.Published 10 months ago by Leonine Judith Lemmey
Sandra Bloom is our nation's expert on trauma informed care and sensitive services. I'd recommend anything she writes!Published 13 months ago by Pat
Stimulating, exciting, everyone in mental health should read it.Written about the American system however the way patients are treated is the same in Australia.Published on November 9, 2013 by Liz Mullinar
I am only reading this text for a course. The content is rather dry (in my opinion); needles to say I will be selling back.Published on September 28, 2013 by kells2402
To produce a hardcopy of a book still requires some effort. Needing paper and the whole printing process and the Hardcover and all of this requires some kind of physical labor... Read morePublished on August 28, 2013 by Hightech Bedouin
If you work in any human services field, buy this book, read it, absorb it, and do all in your power to implement its precepts. Read morePublished on June 27, 2013 by S. Olsen